Chinese Culture Workshop for Nebraska Educators
In April, Confucius Institute instructors and staff will host a two-day workshop for high school administrators and social studies teachers to learn about Chinese history and culture. Past years include lectures on Chinese history and culture and demonstrations on paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy, and a tea ceremony. Participants also have enjoyed the experience of sampling a wide variety of Chinese dishes. Teachers also have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors and staff about aspects of Chinese life. This will be the third year for the UNL Confucius Institute to provide this culture experiencing and learning workshop to Nebraska educators.
2015 Nebraska Officials' and Educators' China Culture Tour
UNL Confucius Institute will lead a group of Nebraska educational administrators and government representatives on a Chinese language and culture tour in China June 7-20, 2015. This tour is sponsored by a Chinese Bridge Fund from Hanban (The Office of Chinese Language Council International), a branch of Chinese Ministry of Education; Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), and UNL Confucius Institute. Participants will visit schools and cultural sites in Xi'an and Beijing; engage in discussions with officials, principals and school teachers; and attend seminars in Chinese language, history and culture. This will be the 8th China trip organized by the UNL Confucius Institute. Over 80 delegates have participated in this program over the past 7 years.
American High School Students Summer Bridge Camp in China
Confucius Institute will host up to 30 students from the Nebraska public schools on a Chinese Summer Bridge Camp to be held July 16-31, 2015. The students will deepen their understanding of China and Chinese customs by participating in classes and other activities and visit many historical and cultural sites. Up to 700 American students will travel to China to take part in this important summer camp. Past participants have learned much from their trip and look forward to visiting China again and enhancing their knowledge of the country and its language, culture, and people. This program is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and UNL Confucius Institute.